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Antibiotics for cut in toe - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   Umm, i was wondering i got a nasty cut that pretty much ground the flash off of the top of my toe
Doctor :   ok

User :   should i go to the emergency room? it was about 3.5 hours ago
Doctor :   is it bleeding?
User :   the bleeding stopped, but its extremely plainful and i can not walk on it. the flap of skin is still on there but i'm unsure about what to do i put neosporin and a bandaid on it.
User :   so its wrapped up and i can not pay for this chat session so i'm trying to hurry
Doctor :   what is your age?
User :   18

Doctor :   Gender?
User :   Male
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it seems to be fine then
Doctor :   but it is better to take some oral antibiotics
User :   well it stopped bleeding but the flesh got torn out and there is only a flap of skin on top
User :   it looks really nasty
User :   and i have seen some nasty things
Doctor :   yes i can understand
User :   sooo i was thinking would a doctor be able to get rid of the flap since its pretty much dead, try to sew it up, or try to put a skin graft on it?

Doctor :   dont remove the flap so early
Doctor :   it is only 3.5 hours

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